Teen Parents Support Programme
The Teen Parents Support Programme -TPSP for short- is a support service, funded mainly by Tusla, for young mothers, young fathers and their families from pregnancy until the baby is 2 years of age.
There are 11 TPSPs throughout the country. They offer support, information and advocacy in all areas of a young parent's life including health, relationships, parenting, child care, social welfare entitlements, education, training and anything else about which the mother or father is concerned.
For more information go to www.tpsp.ie
Young Parent Survival Guide Issue no. 1 has articles on Pregnant and panicking, coping with doctors, hospitals and clinics, 10 survival tips for mums, 10 top tips for new dads, Is there school after baby, safer sex and lots more
Young Parents Survival Guide Issue no. 2 has articles on Two families, one home – give and take when living with your parents, Tips for tantrums, Baby blues, Shared parenting and lots more
Information on legal issues, money matters and more are contained in our Information Pack
If your pregnancy is unplanned, counselling can help. Pregnancy counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore your feelings about your pregnancy and to discuss the choices open to you. For a list of free, non judgemental, trustworthy crisis pregnancy counselling services freetext LIST to 50444 or visit www.positiveoptions.ie